Joy Unspeakable And
Full Of Glory!
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory
(1 Peter 1:8).
Psalm 16:11 says “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.’’ This lets us know that the presence of God in your spirit brings indescribable joy to your life. That’s the joy Peter describes in our opening scripture as unspeakable and full of glory. Thus, the joy of the lord is product of your recreated human spirit.
Some people haven’t understood the power of a joyful spirit; otherwise, they’ll always let the joy of the Lord that’s in their spirit gain the mastery. Christianity is not a life of gloom and sadness; it’s a call to the triumphant, joyous and blissful life in Christ. You’re called to live joyfully in Christ every day.
Perhaps you haven’t realized it, but it’s your responsibility to keep the joy of the Spirit bubbling in your life. Whenever something tries to bother or depress you, don’t submit to it. Rather, consciously subdue it with the joy of the Lord from within your spirit by laughing your way to victory.
Joy and laughter, the Bible says, refreshes you like medicine: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”(Proverbs 17:22). The joy of the Lord in your spirit removes heaviness and gloom from you, such that you’re always exuberant with praise to the Lord and excited about life in Christ.
Satan and the cohorts of darkness can’t stand an atmosphere of joy, love and gladness! Therefore maintain a joyful atmosphere in your home and all around you at all times, irrespective of how you feel! Remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength, so even in the face of challenges you can rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, knowing that your victory is assured.
I rejoice exceedingly today with joy unspeakable and full of glory for the Lord has done great and wondrous things in my life! Thus my heart rejoices in His goodness, for He has filled my mouth with laughter. I’m strengthened because the joy of the Lord in my spirit is my strength. Gloom, depression and heaviness are far from me, for I carry an atmosphere of joy with me everywhere I go,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Nehemiah 8:10; Isaiah 12:3; Romans 14:17
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 23:50-24:12; 2 Samuel 7-8
2 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 6:45-55; Numbers 3